This is a very pretty Sunday ride. We will leave from Leschi, generally follow I-90 on the north side going out, climb Issaquah Highlands on the bike trail and then enjoy a long descent into Fall City, where we will stop at the grocery store about mile 27. Buy lunch there or bring bars/snacks for lunch at Snoqualmie Falls overlook. Water and toilets there. We will take the fish hatchery road for a good chunk of the way from Fall City until the climb to the Falls. After lunch, we have a fun descent back to Fall City and take a different route (Duthie Hill) to climb back to Issaquah Highlands. We will return on the south side of I-90 following Newport Way. Distance is 63 miles via our route and 3800 feet of climbing. Moderate pace, slow on the two steep climbs over the Issaquah Highlands, and frequent regrouping. Meet at 8:45. Depart at 9. Return about 3.
The ride and cue sheet are at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27966878. Beer & food post-ride at Bluwater Bistro, Leschi about 3 p.m. Mel Simburg, email@example.com, 206-225-7737.